Managing Attorney, Pro Bono Project Litigation
Born and raised in Santa Clara County, Rachel received her B.A. with honors from University of California, Santa Cruz, and her J.D. with distinction in Litigation from Golden Gate University, School of Law in San Francisco.
Since 2017, Rachel has been with the Pro Bono Project Silicon Valley. She is the Managing Attorney. Pro Bono Project is the second largest legal aid non-profit in the county. Prior to bringing knowledge, change, and growth to the Pro Bono Project, Rachel was a Judicial Attorney II at the Superior Court of Santa Cruz County. During this time, she held the Position of President of the Board of the California Family Law Facilitators Association and was an active board member for three years.
Rachel has practiced Family Law her entire legal career and is committed to helping correct the injustices members of our community face daily. Lately, that focus has become more of a passion. Rachel was previously the chair of the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Conference Committee for three years and remains on the committee. She sits on numerous county and statewide committees working for legal and social justice and systemic reform, especially as it surrounds Intimate Partner Violence.
Rachel is a trained mediator and has a successful record reaching compromise, progress, and inclusion. As a devoted advocate, Rachel has received her certification from Cornell University in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), allowing her to bring more knowledge and skill to the table when establishing, discussion, and promoting DEI in the workplace, whether civically or corporately.
In her free time, Rachel loves to read, write, garden, and travel.